Posts Tagged ‘thrive’
by adminadam in poetry
into, under, below
the ocean water surface
i’ve been trying for so long to breach
again and again
to relax, sink, float down
to touch the root of the age
to touch the root of the times
to experience fully the earth in this life
window of time is brief
and there is no hurry
by adminadam in articles
In a stunning display of entropic, despotic, righteous, nepotistic, crony-capitalistic lunacy TED has implemented a new policy in which they suggest TEDx organizers refuse any proposed TED Talk which centers around GMO-foods and the dangers thereof, Food as Medicine, or Naturopathic Medicine, along with numerous other important areas of inquiry. “Why?” one might ask…
I wrote previously about this here: Talks by Rupert Sheldrake, Graham Hancock, and Nick Hanauer were removed from TED’s site, as we will see, under similar pretenses of the ‘pseudoscience’ on which they were based. Sheldrake was specifically talking about Scientific Dogmatism and the corruption of research institutions worldwide; supposedly this is threatening somehow to TED? Hancock talked about the intentionally-constructed societal taboos on alternative states of consciousness and how he used Ayahuasca to cure himself of his marijuana addiction and discover fundamental (and unseemly) truths about his own psyche. Seemingly important work, unallowed on TED’s site. Hanauer broached the subject of the myth of rich-people-creating-jobs-for-poor-people-by-getting-richer. Seems this line of inquiry is also unwelcome.
To understand TED’s dogmatism concerning natural medicine, food, and GMO’s, I turned to True Activist’s Mike Adams for more in-depth information and analysis.
TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs, ‘food as medicine’ or natural healing
By: Mike Adams — Sept. 18, 2013
Allow me to be the first to announce that TED is dead. Why? Because the group that organizes so-called “TED talks” has been thoroughly hijacked by corporate junk science and now openly rejects any talks about GMOs, food as medicine, or even the subject of how food can help prevent behavioral disorders in children. All these areas of discussion are now red-flagged from being presented on any TED stage.
This is openly admitted by TEDx itself in a little-known letter publicly published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter.
In that letter, TED says that people who talk about GMOs are engaged in “pseudoscience”. Those who discuss the healing potential of foods are spreading “health hoaxes.”
The letter also advises TEDx organizers to, “reject bad science, pseudoscience and health hoaxes,” meaning anyone who talks about GMOs, “food as medicine” or similar topics.
The TED organization, incredibly, believes that food cannot be medicine and does not contain medicine. Perhaps someone should educate TED about resveratrol, curcumin, phycocyanins, polyphenols and ten thousand other chemicals created by plants that have medicinal functions in the human body. To deny this is to nearly admit you believe the Earth is flat and that the sun and stars revolve around our planet. It is a sure sign of a feeble mind that cannot grasp the very simple and readily evident idea that the human body evolved in an environment full of plants with beneficial physiological effects, including many medicinal effects.
Maybe someone should remind TED that nearly 25% of all prescription medicines are in some way derived from plants, including statin drugs. Drug companies expend enormous resources searching the world’s botanical treasures for amazing molecules that they can pirate from nature and alter in some way to make them patentable as a drug. Even the World Resources Institute readily admits this, while also reminding us that 80 percent of the world population still relies largely on plant-based medicine.
TED apparently thinks 80 percent of the world population is purely delusional, because obviously, as TED insists, real medicine can only come from pharmacological factories spewing out deadly chemicals, right?
TED falls in line with Monsanto: no talks that question GMOs will be allowed
It’s a sure sign that you’ve jumped into a circle of dogma when the very act of asking intelligent questions is no longer allowed. Any speakers who might ask questions about genetically engineered foods are strictly forbidden by TED. This makes TED a source of pseudoscience because it censors and silences any dissenting views that don’t align with Monsanto and the Frankenfoods biotech industry.
The TEDx letter mentioned above actually claims that anyone who questions the wisdom of genetically engineering food crops grown in open fields is a quack or a hoaxer.
Read the letter yourself. It reads as if it were written by someone with the intellectual capacity of an 8th grader — someone who is so naive that they still haven’t caught on to the fact that corporations routinely lie to the world by hijacking science to push their agenda of profit and domination. And it makes you wonder just how stupid TED thinks the public really is on the subject of GMOs. Even though 90% of the public believes GMOs should be labeled on foods, TED thinks anyone who dares talk about GMOs is spewing “pseudoscience.”
Does TED also think that spraying the world with glyphosate is a boon to mankind? Does TED even know what glyphosate is and how glyphosate causes cancer at concentrations of parts per billion?
TED’s letter filled with false information
The TEDx letter attacking “pseudoscience” is, itself, filled with factually false information. The letter says, “Andrew Wakefield’s attempt to link autism and vaccines was exposed as a hoax last year.”
That statement is blatantly false. For starters, Dr. Wakefield never conducted any studies whatsoever that linked autism and vaccines. That is a complete fabrication / delusion invented by the intellectually dishonest critics of Dr. Wakefield. TEDx obviously believes that if a lie is repeated often enough among critics of real science, that lie become a “truth.” Read the rest of this entry »
CAPITAL HAS AN UNRELENTING GRASP AROUND OUR THROATS
From the polluted air we breathe, to the hours of living-time stolen by our bosses and landlords, to the nourishment we eat – less and less do we have control over the foods we consume. Unless we are very privileged, we are forced to eat foods soaked in toxins at the cost of our health and livelihoods. We are forced into complicity over the further theft of lands for the propagation of these crops; lands that are poisoned and exploited, just like everything capital touches.
Monsanto’s exclusive control over seeds, land, and life itself, is merely a more invasive extension of proprietary laws into our lives. But Monsanto, along with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the GMO’s that they together propagate, are not an isolated issue to be concerned with. It is neither the “greed” of capitalists, nor the recklessness and insincerity of lawmakers. The predatory nature of Monsanto only exposes the involuntary and logical effect of an economic system that thrives off the exploitation of human labor and consumption – the appropriation of individual desire, health, and happiness. We are alienated from our bodies, our dreams, and each other.
The state can only be blamed if one ignores its obsession with colonization of other lands and bodies. Politicians aren’t corrupt – the complacency which allows their office buildings to stand happily on stolen land, allows elections of individuals to “represent” us (or at least the 53% of Americans who vote) … we are corrupt for not Occupying these practices and places ourselves.
Strong people don’t need strong leaders. And nature doesn’t need capitalists’ patents for us, in its name, to oust these unaccountable overseers. It is time to start anew – and reformism is not the answer. There is no such thing as capitalism with a human face.
Naturally detoxify your pineal gland.
The pineal gland acts as the spiritual center of your brain. It produces both melatonin and DMT, otherwise known as the “spirit molecule”. It helps you to sleep, dream, and transcend the atomized, materialist world we live in. Unfortunately, through the constant abuse that is our everyday consumption and absorption of contaminated food, water, and air, the pineal gland calcifies, or hardens. This results in a major diminishment of its potential. In effect it shuts down, producing far less melatonin and DMT than it would in a healthy, unburdened state.
The major culprits in this process are the halides (fluoride, bromide, and chloride), mercury, pesticides, and excess calcium, sugar, and alcohol. With this in mind it is advisable to avoid fluoridated water and toothpaste, high-mercury fish, non-organic food and produce, and similarly it is recommended to eat moderately, organically, and ingest some of the following very beneficial and decalcifying natural foods and supplements:
Iodine is a proven detoxifying, decalcifying element. It is also something many people are deficient in around the world. It is necessary for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland and actively flushes out the halides like fluoride from your system, including from your pineal gland. If you supplement or detox with Iodine as I am currently (using Iodoral), it is recommended that you also try to take in additional magnesium and calcium because fluoride binds with your natural calcium stores on the way out in the form of calcium-fluoride. A natural food-source for extra iodine is kelp or any kelp-based supplement.
Melatonin supplementation may be helpful in the decalcification process. It is also a powerful anti-oxidant which gobbles up damaging free-radicals and is helpful in falling and staying asleep.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar such as Bragg’s contains malic acid, which is a powerful detoxifier. Remember to buy your vinegar raw — and go organic if you can. I put about a half-tablespoon of it into a tall glass of water and imbibe it. (I find this aids my digestion as well.)
Garlic acts as a decalcifier and is also an immune-booster and a natural antibiotic. I eat raw garlic finely chopped up — I actually swallow this with lots of water without chewing any of the pieces. This helps me avoid the burning sensation and intense flavors taking over my mouth. FYI, leaving your garlic to air out for a while after you chop it up allows for more of the essential oils and beneficial compounds in it to activate.
Oregano oil is a natural antibiotic that is apparently able to break through the calcium shells that harmful bacteria build around themselves within the pineal gland. Cool, huh?
Organic beets (and beet powder) contain high levels of naturally occurring boron, which is a powerful detoxifying agent and cleanser for the pineal gland. Eat the beats or mix the powder into a glass of your filtered or distilled (non-fluoridated) drinking water.
Cilantro, raw lemon juice, raw cacao, and chaga mushrooms are all said to be positive contributors in this fight as well, for various reasons. Cilantro as a general detoxifying food, the lemon juice for its citric acid, raw cacao for its high antioxidant content, and the chaga mushroom for its multiple phytonutrients and high melanin content. These are all probably very healthy for you otherwise as well. The superfood Chlorella, a species of single-cell green algae, is also great for detoxing (pulling heavy metals out of the body) and is packed with nutrients.
For cost effectiveness, try the apple cider vinegar, garlic, beets, and iodine-tablet route. From my research these are all superfoods (or supersupplements) that will boost your immune system and metabolism as they help you detoxify your body and decalcify your mind.
SOURCE 1: wakingtimes.com/2012/12/15/how-to-decalcify-and-detoxifythe-pineal-gland/
SOURCE 2: decalcifypinealgland.com/how-to-decalcify-the-pineal-gland/
SOURCE 3: amazon.com/OPTIMOX-Optimox-Iodoral-180-tabs/dp/B000X843VG
“When Truth Is Treason” — From Community Christian Church in Springfield, MO. (16:44 runtime)
War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell
“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” — Voltaire
“The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is apt to spread discontent among those who are.” — H.L. Mencken
“A wise prince will seek means by which his subjects will always and in every possible condition of things have need of his government, and then they will always be faithful to him.” — Niccolo Machiavelli
“If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.” — Frank Herbert
“Public opinion, because of the tremendous urge to conformity in gregarious animals, is less tolerant than any system of law.” — George Orwell
“One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression. Patriotism becomes the order of the day, and those who question the war are seen as traitors, to be silenced and imprisoned.” — Howard Zinn
“If those in charge of our society — politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television — can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.” — Howard Zinn
“Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.” — George Orwell
“The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.” — George Orwell
“Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us?” — Frank Herbert
“Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.” — Frank Herbert
“Where you stand depends on where you sit.” — Nelson Mandela
TRUTH = TREASON = TERRORISM
by adminadam in home
INSPIRED THOUGHTS & VISIONS
an old family property,
a 3D printer
lots of scrap wood and metal
a new shelter, semi-steampunk in appearance
a permaculture planting scheme: farm
a farm with multiple hammocks to boot
and solid bookshelves stocked with books
art and music abound
nature and technology melding together
people and animals
laid back and yet productive
these visions i have had
A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS?
by adminadam in poetry
Familiar or otherwise
Are now winds.
Their faces appearing intermittently
Between gaps of voidness
As thin fragile films
On invisible Air.
How can such unreal manifestations be permanent?
They change, these insubstantial happenings,
So I call them winds.
Only you seem to remain fairly loyal
To my past perceptions,
It can be expected
Since you are the closest
Of all natural expressions
To ultimate Natures
Of that, I have accepted
The immaculate jasmine that lasts but for a day,
The leaves of the Kopsia aged red,
Butterflies and moths,
Dragonflies and moths,
These are thoughts,
But whose thoughts?
The language of Man
Too has vanished with the winds,
I’ve lost all words my teacher drilled me.
May I borrow your tongue to communicate,
O plants of the world,
Your lips to speak?
And safe-keep my memories between your layers of leaves?
O Mother Earth, O Father Sky!
Only with your words can I talk to you,
And I can do so only when I’m no different from
A showy hibiscus,
Or the moon, the mirror of the sun,
Or the sun, the discus of life.
7 November 1994
The Venerable Sujiva
The Buddhist Wisdom Center
I have, for some time, been talking to plants. Not in the way some people talk to themselves. It’s more of a communication, but not like what the mediums do during seances. When you develop keen awareness while working with and among plants, you can sense their unique characteristics, not just their external morphology but qualities which seem to tell you about the nature of life, the ways of the world and so forth. It enlivens and inspires my spiritual life as well as contributing to good health. Everyone should learn the ancient language Nature speaks. This reminds me of a short poem I wrote long ago:
Nature speaks in symbols and signs
Catch them while they fly
Let her tell you what’s in her heart
– The Truth that never dies!
by adminadam in articles
Alternatives to radiation and chemotherapy for cancer patients
First it is important to note that the information presented here should not be construed as professional medical advice. You should follow your doctor’s recommendations. For many people radiation and/or chemotherapy are indispensable and the only alternative is death.
If you are currently undergoing either radiation or chemo regimens follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. For instance it is dangerous and counter-productive to take Vitamin C while undergoing radiation. While it may be recommended otherwise you want the oxidizing radiation to do its work — thus antioxidants like C are a hindrance to this process in their way of gobbling up free radicals. Again, listen first to your doctor…
Now for our article…
Most people have some cancer cells in their body. The reason we are unaware of this fact is that cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion in number. If your doctor were to treat you for cancer and then declare that you no longer had any cancer cells remaining, this declaration would likely indicate only that none remained above the threshold of detectability.
On the Immune System:
It is important to note that cancer cells will emerge between 6 and 10 times in the average person’s life. When the immune system is strong, however, in many cases the body can destroy cancer cells and prevent them from multiplying and forming tumors. Thus, when a person has cancer it can sometimes be an indicator of nutritional deficiencies of various sorts. These deficiencies can stem from genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors. In order to bolster the immune system and address such nutritional deficiencies, diet, exercise, and supplementation are essential (more on this later). This can help the body to fight cancer by itself.
Chemotherapy involves the poisoning of rapidly-growing (cancer) cells. This also destroys the body’s other rapidly growing cells, namely: bone marrow cells, the cells of the gastrointestinal tract, and many others. This form of treatment is also likely to damage vital organs: the liver, the kidneys, the heart, and the lungs.
Radiation destroys cancer cells but it also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs – similar to chemotherapy but using different (electromagnetic) means.
Further Limitations of Traditional Cancer Treatments:
Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However, prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in greater reduction in or shrinkage of tumors.
When the body has accumulated too much toxic burden (or too much damage) from chemotherapy and radiation, the immune system can be said to be in a ‘compromised’ state. This exacerbates other health problems in general, of course, and makes you susceptible to a number of otherwise trivial infections and ailments.
At this point we are left with surgery – and while it is sometimes necessary and successful (just like the other traditional treatments), surgery in itself also poses the risk of spreading malignant cells to other sites in the body.
Back to Basics!
One effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells of vital nutrients.
What do cancer cells feed on?
Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar you cut off one of the most useful sources of energy to cancer cells. Note: Intake of artificial sweeteners can also be detrimental, especially those containing Aspartame. Avoid eating too many sweets.
Milk and dairy products cause the body to produce excess mucus, especially in the gastrointestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus and inflammation. Use milk substitutes to thwart cancer cells. Flax, soy, almond, rice, and oat milk are all good substitutes.
Acidic conditions in the body are a boon to cancer. One of the most acidic food types is meat. Avoid beef and pork if possible. Aim for lean meats from animals that are not given antibiotics, growth hormones, or genetically-modified foods to eat. Limiting meat intake is also beneficial in general insofar as it eases the burden on digestion and helps you avoid many of the parasites that come with meat (yes, even in this day and age!). Consider substituting meat with products derived from beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, and whole grains (more on healthy foods below).
A diet comprised largely of fresh vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts, beans, lentils, and mushrooms helps create alkaline conditions in the body. All that fiber is really good for you. And you need all the macro, micro, and phyto-nutrients in these whole foods to get your body back into the ring, so to speak.
With the exception of the beans and lentils, the rawer the better – active, useful enzymes from whole foods are destroyed at temperatures greater than 104°F/40°C. To obtain such live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh, raw vegetable juice in the form of a smoothie. Consider including chlorella, spirulina, and bean sprouts – they’re great immune system boosters! Whole fruit can be very good too, but remember that you are trying to minimize sugar intake here.
Pure, filtered water, exercise, and plenty of sleep (in a dark room) are highly underrated in terms of the role they play in fighting cancer. Simply put you need all three in large quantities.
Try starting with daily walks, push-ups, and sit-ups. If you begin exercising more, you will also probably find yourself drinking more water naturally, and sleeping more deeply and easily as well. This is a positive feedback-loop, or perhaps we should call it a Synergistic Health-Boosting Vector Trajectory..! Ok, ok, let’s keep it simple then. How about “Nutrition, Exercise, Water, and Sleep”. It’s good NEWS – get it? Just give it some encouragement and you can let your body do its thing!
Other foods and forms of supplementation to consider:
- Garlic – The superfood to beat. Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, etc. I take it chopped up (finely) and swallow the (raw) pieces with a big glass of water at the first sign of a cold.
- Turmeric – One of the best anti-inflammatory foods available. It adds nice flavors to food too.
- Melatonin – A natural hormone your body releases when you sleep (in dark spaces). Be careful to protect your personal stock of melatonin by turning off all screens that shine into your face (such as this one) 30 minutes before you go to sleep. Supplements come in 3mg doses generally. Melatonin effectively turns off cell division while you sleep as one of the key mechanisms of homeostasis (body maintenance) – this means cancer cells aren’t growing while you sleep!
- Vitamin C – General health booster extraordinaire!
- Vitamin D – The sun vitamin. Prevalent in oily fish. One of the only vitamins proven to help prevent disease through supplementation in pill form.
- B Vitamins – These perform a wide variety of roles in your body. B6 and B12 are particularly important to supplement in times of illness, but can be obtained through healthy, whole foods at adequate levels.
Fight the Holistic Fight:
Remember that cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Likewise, a prolonged angry and bitter response to illness may shorten your life.
Learn to relax, remember to breathe, and try to enjoy life to the fullest.
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